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Top Stories from the European Council - 20-24 July 2020

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Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 20-26 July 2020


Council agrees its position on an instrument to support implementation of reforms for a sustainable recovery

EU ambassadors today endorsed the Council's position on establishing a technical support instrument to foster recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.


REACT-EU: Council agrees on its partial negotiating position

The Council today endorsed its partial negotiating mandate on proposals for more funding and flexibility to help the COVID-19 recovery.


Remarks by President Charles Michel after the Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

After intense negotiations EU leaders agreed to a comprehensive package of €1 824.3 billion which combines an extraordinary recovery effort and the 2021-2027 budget to rebuild after the pandemic and launch the green and digital transitions.


European Council conclusions, 17-21 July 2020

On 21 July 2020, the European Council adopted conclusions on the recovery plan and multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027.


Capital markets union: Council adopts new rules for crowdfunding platforms

The Council adopted today its position at first reading on a new regulatory framework facilitating operation of crowdfunding platforms, while ensuring a high level of investor protection.


EU-China: Council authorises signature of the agreement on geographical indications

The Council adopted decisions paving the way for the signature of the agreement between the EU and China on cooperation on and protection of, geographical indications.


European Semester 2020: country-specific recommendations adopted

The Council adopted its 2020 country-specific recommendations and opinions on the member states' economic, employment and fiscal policies. It also adopted the recommendation for the euro-area.


Indicative programme - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20 July 2020

Indicative programme - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20 July 2020


Forward look: 20 July - 2 August 2020

Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks and upcoming media events.


Indicative programme - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20 July 2020

Indicative programme - Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 20 July 2020


Council updates the list of countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions at the external borders

Following the first review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.


Day of International Criminal Justice: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the European Union

The EU issued a declaration on the day of International Criminal Justice reiterating its commitment to uphold and defend the principles and values enshrined in the Rome Statute and to support the International Criminal Court.


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the downing

The EU issued a declaration commemorating the sixth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, when 298 people of 17 different nationalities lost their lives.


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